Saturday, June 27 2020

The Eclectic Weekend

12 GREAT READS FROM THIS WEEK'S TIMES SELECT CURATED FOR YOU

Road to ‘bankruptcy’: Tito delivers a brutal budget warning

Minister lays out the ugly truth about SA’s debt crisis, saying we must cut spending or face disaster in 3 years

Hilary Joffe
Columnist
6 min read

VBS arrests are great, but we need stronger signs SA is fixing its mess

As our people despair over rampant graft, amid Covid the need for leaders to act is more urgent than ever

4 min read

Predictably, the poor will suffer the carnage of schools reopening

Government’s decision should have been based on information from parents, teachers, not stripped-down data

4 min read

Our thoughts and prayers are with you as Schabiritis shakes you, Msholozi

The ANC is beset by upsetting medical conditions, one of which could see Zuma playing golf and smoking cigars

Tom Eaton
Columnist
2 min read

It’s almost as if retailers want to lose customers

If companies can’t deliver online orders in a reasonable period, they should go offline for a while and grovel

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
4 min read

It’s boom time on the Zim border as locals turn into lockdown smugglers

Unemployed Musina bakkie drivers are making a killing as they keep smuggling networks’ wheels turning

Graeme Hosken
Senior reporter
4 min read

This is really deep, man: SA diamond came from 660km below surface

The 20-carat stone is rare and incredibly valuable

Dave Chambers
Cape Town bureau chief
3 min read

‘Aggressive’ students flagged in report on UCT prof’s suicide

Panel says Bongani Mayosi faced hostility on many fronts, questions why his trauma wasn’t caught in time

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
5 min read

Kruger Park ranger fired after rare antelopes die of thirst

The recent deaths of 20 already endangered roan leaves a population of just 40-50

Tony Carnie
Journalist
3 min read
Sport FREE

‘It brings a lump to your throat’: let’s honour 1995’s fallen Bok heroes

25 years since SA’s Rugby World Cup victory, team members remember brothers in arms who have since died

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
3 min read

The floral future blooms before our eyes

This is what the best of contemporary floral design is about

3 min read

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